The New York Budokan is a martial arts collective offering classes in Fuji Ryu Jujutsu, Goshindo/Chanbara Sword Fighting, Ninjitsu, Jeet Kune Do, Tae Kwon Do--even Yoga and Pilates. Shihan John Brancato is the director.

New York Budokan
2620 East 18th St.
Brooklyn, New York 11235

Tel. 718-934-9349


Profiled in Episode: S1:E11

"If we know the path of the sword well, we can wield it easily." --Miyamoto Musashi

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Manhattan Shaolin Kung Fu Center is located in New York's Chinatown district. The school is both a traditional kung fu school and a Buddhist temple.

The name "Shaolin" itself is synonymous the world over with sophisticated and beautiful martial arts training. You'll find both at this excellent training facility. Master Chao Hai, a 34th Generation Disciple of the Shoalin Temple, provides authentic training to people of all ages and levels of experience.


Manhattan Shaolin Kung Fu Center
55-59 Chrystie St., B102
New York, NY 10002

Tel. 212-625-2325 and 917-660-6391


Profiled in Episode: S2:E6

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting."--Lord Buddha

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Machin-Do Martial Arts Center is one of Staten Island's most elegant and progressive martial arts training centers.

Master David Machin teaches a unique fusion of combat arts based on bodily felt senses, natural movements and spontaneous techniques that are suitable for all body types and temperaments.

Come cultivate health, self-defense and peace of mind in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Sifu Victor Valentin is the co-director.

Machin-Do Martial Arts Center
341-A Sand Lane, 2nd Floor Rear.
Staten Island, New York 10305

Tel. 718-524-0244


Profiled in Episode: S2:E7

"Having no way as way. Having no limitation as limitation." --Bruce Lee.

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